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Chelsea are set to confirm the appointment of Frank Lampard as the new Blues boss as the announcement is almost here, with the Chelsea legend spotted at the club earlier today.
John Terry and Frank Lampard are rated as two of the greatest players to have played for Chelsea, and the legendary status of the duo is compared to none.
Interestingly, the two legends were up against each other in the Championship play-off final last season as Aston Villa defeated Derby County 2-1 to seal a place in the Premier League. Lampard was in charge of Derby County, while Terry was the assistant manager of Aston Villa.
With Chelsea set to announce Lampard as the new Chelsea manager, Sky Sports used Instagram to announce Lampard’s imminent arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Sky Sports captioned the post: “Frank Lampard will be confirmed as the new Chelsea manager by Thursday.” Terry responded to the post as he commented with a blue heart and praying hands emoji.
Lots of Chelsea fans have responded to Terry’s comment. “JT giving his blessing,” one supporter said.
Another commented: “A sure sign of great things to come.”
While Terry is excited about the appointment of Lampard, Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit, who played alongside Lampard at Chelsea after an impressive career with Arsenal, thinks the post at Stamford Bridge has come too soon for the Blues legend.
“Frank Lampard has many qualities,” Petit told Paddy Power.
“He’s a very dedicated person, who loves football and has total respect for his team-mates and managers. He is always ambitious.
“But somewhere in my mind I have a feeling the Chelsea job could have come too soon for him.
“We saw what he brought to Derby County, leading them to the playoffs, but that wasn’t the end of the story for them and they ended up failing to earn promotion.
“He’ll face increased expectation at Chelsea, and he knows this, having played for the club for so long.”